ETIQUETTE & WORDING

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  • HOW TO STUFF AN ENVELOPE

    March 29 2016 – Laura Wright

    HOW TO STUFF AN ENVELOPE

      Recently, I received a darling note from a friend.  I opened the note, carefully read the wonderful message of friendship and tossed the envelope aside.  Only later did my husband say, "Hey, did you see this...?"  On the inside of the envelope flap was written, "How am I supposed to put my letter in the envelope?!". THE ANSWER: The...

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  • THE INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE OF LOVE: 20 WAYS TO SAY 'I LOVE YOU'
  • A LESSON IN LOVE... LETTERS

    February 03 2016 – Laura Wright

    A LESSON IN LOVE... LETTERS

    Love letters have a magical quality, expressing an intimacy and emotional bond.  They are a private communication perceived to transform life, transcend time and bridge distances.  They express feelings of joy, passion, jealousy and sadness, hope, longing, despair and contentment.  They are physical and symbolic declarations to be treasured for the ages. In our fast-paced digital world, we rarely sit...

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  • IN CLOSING: Creative Ways to Sign Your Notes & Letters

    January 13 2016 – Laura Wright

    IN CLOSING: Creative Ways to Sign Your Notes & Letters

    You can never go wrong by ending a note with 'Sincerely,' but maybe it's time to think outside the box!  Try one of these creative closings for your next note or letter... FOR FORMAL & BUSINESS NOTES: Sincerely, Sincerely yours, Very sincerely, Very sincerely yours,  FOR THANK-YOU NOTES OF LOVE & FRIENDSHIP: Affectionately, Love always, With affection, Yours truly, Fondly, Truly...

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  • THREE REASONS TO WRITE NOTES: Obligations, Occasions & Opportunities

    January 13 2016 – Laura Wright

    THREE REASONS TO WRITE NOTES: Obligations, Occasions & Opportunities

      OBLIGATIONS: NOTES THAT YOU OWE When someone dies, when you have hurt someone, or when you have been given a gift, a handwritten note is the only way to communicate your feelings of sympathy, apology or gratitude.  You don't have to do more than send your words on paper, but you must not do less.  When a note you...

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  • The Classic Thank You Note: A tried and true formula, plus tips & tricks!

    January 13 2016 – Laura Wright

    The Classic Thank You Note: A tried and true formula, plus tips & tricks!

    Thank you notes are a pillar in the world of written correspondence.  They are used to show appreciation for warm hospitality, generous acts, gifts, friendship... and so much more!  A classic thank you is simple to compose, putting it's best foot forward when the note is heartfelt and sincere. A classic formula for a thank you note: Write the date. Write the salutation....

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